Debates between Jack Brereton and Mrs Theresa May

There have been 5 exchanges between Jack Brereton and Mrs Theresa May

1 Wed 17th July 2019 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (244 words)
2 Wed 10th July 2019 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (233 words)
3 Wed 3rd July 2019 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (142 words)
4 Wed 12th June 2019 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (211 words)
5 Wed 6th December 2017 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (214 words)

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Jack Brereton and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 17th July 2019

(1 year ago)

Commons Chamber
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The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
17 Jul 2019, 12:45 p.m.

I can tell the hon. Gentleman that we take industry throughout the United Kingdom very seriously. He has referred to the issue of Brexit and leaving the European Union. A deal was negotiated that would have protected jobs and industry across the UK, but, sadly, he and others in the House chose not to support it. I continue to believe that the best way forward for industries in his constituency and throughout the UK is for us to leave the European Union, and to do so with a good deal.

Jack Brereton Portrait Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
17 Jul 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Figures published yesterday show that wages are rising faster than inflation, which means that there is more money in the pockets of hard-working people in Stoke-on-Trent. May I thank my right hon. Friend for the actions that her Government have been taking to help families with the cost of living—reducing taxes on income, increasing the national living wage and extending the fuel duty freeze?

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
17 Jul 2019, 12:46 p.m.

That is indeed good news. Yesterday’s employment figures were also good news, showing that more people are in work than ever before. I am pleased that we have been able to help working people with their finances. We have done that through the national living wage; we have done it by cutting taxes; and we have done it by freezing fuel duty. For the lowest paid, the national living wage and the cuts in taxes mean that they take home £4,500 more than they did under the last Labour Government.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Jack Brereton and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 10th July 2019

(1 year ago)

Commons Chamber
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The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard

In fact, we have an excellent record on dealing with climate change as a Government. We outperformed on our first and second carbon budgets, from 2008 to 2017; we are on track to meet the third, and the latest projections suggest that we are on track to deliver more than 90% of our required performance for the fourth and fifth carbon budgets; and we are the first major economy to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050. The UK is leading the world on climate change; I want other countries to follow our example.

Jack Brereton Portrait Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard

Q6. North Staffordshire used to have one of the most extensive rail networks in the world, but now people in Stoke-on-Trent often have to rely on their cars. Will the Prime Minister join me in my petition to reopen Meir station in my constituency, as the next step to improving our local transport? [911837]

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
10 Jul 2019, 12:06 p.m.

I know my hon. Friend has been campaigning on this matter for some time and has met Ministers to discuss it. I understand that the area is about to benefit from refurbished modern trains on the Crewe to Derby line from December this year, as part of the new east midlands rail franchise. The Department for Transport will have heard my hon. Friend’s call to reopen the station at Meir, and I know that he will continue to campaign on behalf of all his constituents.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Jack Brereton and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 3rd July 2019

(1 year, 1 month ago)

Commons Chamber
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The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
3 Jul 2019, 12:34 p.m.

Obviously, the hon. Gentleman has raised the particular case of William Cree, his constituent. I will ensure that the DWP looks properly into that case, and I will ask why the papers were not available in time for the court.

Jack Brereton Portrait Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
3 Jul 2019, 12:34 p.m.

As I am sure my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister knows, Stoke-on-Trent is a unique city, being made up of six towns, and it is essential that all those towns proper. Does she agree that we need to see investment in our towns, particularly through our future high streets fund bid for Longton?

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
3 Jul 2019, 12:35 p.m.

I am very pleased to see the renaissance in Stoke-on-Trent, particularly in its ceramics industry. My hon. Friend is absolutely right about the importance of high streets, and that is why we have put money into the high streets fund. Bids for that money are currently being considered.

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Debate between Jack Brereton and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 12th June 2019

(1 year, 1 month ago)

Commons Chamber
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The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
12 Jun 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Of course we are all concerned about homelessness and rough sleeping, and when we hear and see the stories that the hon. Lady cited. The latest figures on rough sleeping show that the number of people sleeping on our streets is down for the first time in eight years. That is because action has been taken. It is a step in the right direction, but of course we need to do much more. That is why we have set up the new strategy to end rough sleeping altogether, which is backed by an initial £100 million. We are determined to make sleeping on the streets a thing of the past.

Jack Brereton Portrait Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
12 Jun 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Does my right hon. Friend agree that, for the families who have worked hard all their lives to own their own home, like many people in Stoke-on-Trent South, we must resist Labour’s attempts to threaten their livelihoods with a pernicious land tax?

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard

I absolutely agree. Sadly, that is an idea that the Labour party has brought forward in the past. We rejected it wholeheartedly then and we must continue to reject it. As my hon. Friend said, many people in his constituency and others have worked hard to achieve that dream of owning their own home, and we should support them.

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Debate between Jack Brereton and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 6th December 2017

(2 years, 8 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
6 Dec 2017, 12:47 p.m.

I think the hon. Lady knows full well that what my hon. Friend was saying was that when we leave the European Union we will be grabbing powers back from Brussels to the United Kingdom, and that is exactly right. Following that, we expect to see a significant increase in the decision-making power of devolved Administrations as a result, and that is absolutely right. If Plaid Cymru Members are saying that they want to see powers rest in Brussels, we take a different view—we want those powers to be here in the United Kingdom.

Jack Brereton Portrait Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
6 Dec 2017, 12:47 p.m.

Today, shortlisted cities are making their final pitches in the campaign to be named UK city of culture in 2021. Will the Prime Minister join me in wishing the Stoke-on-Trent team every success in their bid to see Stoke-on-Trent become the next city of culture for Britain?

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
6 Dec 2017, 12:44 p.m.

I have been very happy to visit Stoke-on-Trent on a number of occasions. My hon. Friend is a valiant champion for Stoke-on-Trent, and I wish it all the best, but I have to say to him that I have been asked about a number of other bids from cities around the United Kingdom. I am sure that all those cities that are bidding have extremely good cases to be recognised in this way.